SO the jury did do a great job of picking the good stuff. BUT some of the work I really liked didn't make the cut so i thought i would just make a little nook of the site that's just for me to put the videos i liked! so here is 6 that didn't get selected by the jury that i wanted to show you!
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D A D V I S I O N
by Keith DeNatale
3min 17sec, Oakland, CA, USA, 2016
"D A D V I S I O N is a video poem dedicated to dads. Compiled from various footage taken on the road and in dads house. A dad can have a major influence on his sons life by being there and by not being there. No matter where he is the feeling is strong and chaotic. This ones for DAD"
For more info about Keith DeNatale visit keithdenatale.com
by Emma Pryde
16min 26sec, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2015
" Painters Painting is about the problematic nature of art and American culture. The art world is an inflated reflection of capitalist society, and art history idolizes those who fit into the value system of a given time period. The people and ideas represented in Painters Painting (1973) are primarily white-male, self-proclaimed artistic revolutionaries who embody masculinity and personal freedom. Painters Painting (2015) is broken into four parts: 1(art world), 2(aesthetics), 3(color), and 4(politics), which address the disparities and contradictions between each topic. Although the artists, collectors, dealers, and critics in Painters Painting (1973) are in a position of potent cultural agency, their values and goals are actually quite separate and even in philosophical opposition to the corresponding political/social revolutions of the time period. Angela Davis is a counterpoint to the men in Painters Painting (1973) because she represents a revolutionary position that is in opposition to all aspects of oppressive American society, as oppose to furthering an insular dialogue that relies heavily on a capitalist structure and the support of the political and cultural elite. "
For more info about Emma Pryde visit www.emmapryde.com
Activation Series: Activating Newtown Castle
by Whit Forrester
02min 26sec, Chicago Il USA, 2016
" The notion that sacred sites can be created anywhere becomes an exploration into privilege, power, identity, origins and mysticism. This is a work in progress thinking about what makes a place sacred, and how do we bless and create these spaces, activating them as it were to hold space for the divine. It is a project actively interested in dismantling hierarchies of "sacred place" that often fall into capitalisms own historical ideas of what places are sacred or not. Anywhere can be sacred, and maybe everywhere is sacred. Done at a very much not-sacred-site in Ireland. "
For more info about Michael Wawzenek visit whitforrester.com
The Panty Diaries
by Elisa Chaudet and Myra Khawar
2min 39sec, New York, New York, USA, 2015
" This video is the fifth episode in a series called "The Panty Diaries". Our protagonist, Grenadine Grey is the heiress of panty pride, fortune, and heritage. She often laments about panty oppression, her ex: Chad Cadbury, and various other tea ailments. In this episode, she performs a powerful song of yearning, doubt, and redemption while mystical forces surround her."
For more info about Elisa Chaudet visit http://cargocollective.com/elisacelia
YOU DON'T CARE
by Mood Killer
00min 17sec, 2016
Mood Killer, the mythic demonic savior found in numerous 17th century european woodblock renderings, descends upon the houses and lawns, eyes ablaze. Hungry and wrathful, poised with no pose, sordid and sexless, the thump-step of his snow boots and clenched jaw precede themselves, his eyes crossing and rubbing themselves all over the coke cans and iPhone screens that fall from limp wrists in his path. He comes bearing the idyllic promise of a world with no emotion, a future devoid of the tangles of irrational thought, and a guaranteed $5 hot lunch deal at Endy's Delicatessen.
For more info about Mood Killer visit www.facebook.com/moodkiller.net